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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

Folkscanomy: A collection of books and text derived from the efforts of volunteers to make information as widely available as possible. Because the metadata related to these scanned books are often done outside the library or cataloging industries, finding material can be more difficult. The Folkscanomy collection attempts to add a layer of classification for easier navigation.

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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) (1857-1917)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no...
Topics: Athelstane, Farrar, Life, Christ, PDF, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Algernon Blackwood
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Algernon Blackwood Strange Stories Heinemann 1929 Acrobat 7 Pdf 21.6 Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option
Topics: Fiction, Occult, Mystery
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William...
Topics: Athelstane, Collingwood, Principal, Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Ludlam ( ed.)
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Harry Ludlam ( ed.) Elliott O'Donnell's Casebook of Ghosts Foulsham 1969 Acrobat 7 Pdf 48.5 Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by "Captain" Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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An exciting and well-written book by Mayne Reid based on his experiences during the war between America and Mexico in the 1840s. Reid took the title of "Captain" because that was what his men called him during that war, although he was never promoted to that rank. The importance of Reid's books with this background is that they were among the first in the Wild West genre.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a difficult book to transcribe. There were the usual difficulties with this author--his frequent use of words in Spanish, or the Mexican variety of Spanish, of words in French. In addition it must have been something of an experimental writing, for it is generally in the present tense, and there was frequent use made of new words that have not survived in the language. Much, indeed almost all, of the speech is uttered by uneducated persons, so that it needs perseverance,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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Quite a lively story! At one point the hero is to die by hanging by the heels over a precipice! At another he and his companions are attacked by a pack of snarling bloodhounds! And many other tense situations. As usual with this prolific author the text is well interlarded with Spanish words, and those from other languages, French, German, Latin, Greek. We have done our best to get these words right, but beg to be forgiven if you spot an error here and there. In addition to our difficulties...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Rifle, Rangers, PDF, HTML, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Hutcheson, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Susan Glaspell
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903)
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The story is another one about the intimate details of a life in a boys' boarding school in late Victorian England. Farrar, having himself attended such a school, then later been an assistant master at another, Harrow School, then Head Master of Marlborough College, was well placed to write about such a school, and in some ways it is a better book than his much more famous "Eric". There are a number of very well-written and moving episodes in this book, and the only thing that spoils...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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We have provided an illustrated FB2 version of this book. Although the book's title Black Ivory denotes dealing in the slave trade it is not our heroes who are doing it. At the very first chapter there is a shipwreck, which leaves the son of the charterer of the sinking ship, and a seaman friend of his, alone on the east coast of Africa, where Arab and Portuguese slave traders were still carrying out their evil trade, despite the great efforts of patrolling British warships to limit it and free...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Black, Ivory, PDF, HTML, prc: djvu: fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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A very interesting book telling us about the various deeds of the British Army throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Most of us will be aware of nearly all of the campaigns, but that there were so many comes as a bit of a shock. Although many of the campaigns and battles were favourably completed, quite a few were not, and this also comes as a bit of a shock. Kingston was the original author, but died many years before the end of Queen Victoria's reign, and the work was taken in hand by Mr....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This book faithfully recounts some of the events leading up to the day in 1816 when Admiral Lord Exmouth led an expedition to force Algiers, and other North African cities, to capitulate. They had been under Turkish control for several centuries, during which they had raided European and American shipping, taking, over the years, up to a million white slaves. The author has made a very good story of the period leading up to this Britih Naval intervention. The actual attack is particularly...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Algiers, Pirates, Moors, PDF, HTML, djvu, prc, fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Elliott O'Donnell
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Elliott O'Donnell Dangerous Ghosts Rider 1955 Acrobat 7 Pdf 34.3 Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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The first edition of this book is dated 1851. The edition used is dated 1851. The publisher was George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., London (NY EP Dutton) The number of pages is 395. General information A long book--nineteen hours--full of adventure and tense situations. I was a bit disappointed to find that the Pirate was a Greek who preyed mostly upon Italian, Greek and Turkish vessels in the Eastern Mediterranean, because I had hoped that Kingston would address himself to the problem in the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is very much in the cowboys and Indians genre, and there can be no doubt that the author knew exactly what he was writing about, and had lived through similar experiences. It was quite a hard book to transcribe, though the copy used was nice and clean, because of the very large number of Mexican-Spanish words and phrases. There was also a great deal of speech by people whose grammar and words were supposed to indicate a lower education. Hence it was not at all easy to present the book as...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a hard book to transcribe, and I hope there are not now too many errors remaining. For one thing several of the people of the book speak a very rough version of the language, so that there are many hundreds of "words" appearing in the book, that are not in the dictionary. And the "new" words are not always consistently spelt. There are numerous Spanish or Mexican words used in the book, but I am no scholar in these tongues. I just did my best to get them...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Lone, Ranche, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is a quite long book, very well written, about a trip down the Amazon. There is rather a lot of "Natural History", but not too much, because it has all been made easy to follow, and is very interesting. All sorts of interesting things happen on this voyage. The copy used for digitisation had a rather furry and small typeface. Not one of the clearest we have ever seen. Consequently it was rather heavy labour trying to iron out the misreads and typos, and it may well be that some...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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This is an excellent book, telling of the adventures of three midshipmen and a much older sailor from a British warship that goes aground off the coast of Africa, well offshore, and sinks with all hands. However these four find themselves afloat on a spar, which they paddle with their hands for several days until they reach the shore of Africa. Shortly after this they are taken prisoner by some Arabs, who intend to take them north to a town where they can be sold as slaves. The book deals with...
Topics: Athelstane, Mayne, Reid, Boy, Slaves, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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For those interested in the nineteenth century in the wild backwoods of Canada this will be a most important book. Reverend Young and his wife were appointed to a large region of Northern Canada, and quickly learnt to travel by canoe in the summer and by dog-train in the winter. To visit their flock they had to travel extensively by these means. There is also a section on the syllabic writing symbols devised by Reverend James Evans, by means of which it was possible to bring the Bible and other...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This book was written after Mayne Reid discovered that writing books in which not too many people died, and there was not too much violence, was better business than writing as he did at first. There are three boys living with their father, now just a little disabled, but an avid collector of natural-history specimens. The father says he would give almost anything for the hide of a white buffalo, and that such a beast exists cannot be disputed. The boys volunteer to get up an expedition to...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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It would be hard to praise this book highly enough. It is in essence a murder and detection mystery, the sort of thing that great mid-twentieth century writers like Agatha Christie wrote so well. This is a quite masterly book, a short one at that, a book full of suspense and surprises. Unusual to find such a book dating from the 19th century! An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people...
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Topics: Athelstane, George, Manville, Fenn, Dark, House, Knot, Unravelled, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Eliot (1819-1880)
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This is a very long description of life in Italy round about the year 1500. It was first published in 1863. We have reproduced here the 1913 ediion.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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One of the most successful books in British literature, this book is still in print 160 years after it was written. Published only a year before Marryat's death, the scene is set in rural England at the time of the Roundheads. The family who are set as the heroes of the story are perfectly ordinary middle-class English, but because they live in a farm and not in a hovel, they are seen as the enemy by the Levellers. Some of their property is destroyed, and they have to pretend to be what they...
Topics: Athelstane, Marryat, Children, New, Forest, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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At fifteen hours this is a fairly long book for this author. It starts with two young men working as clerks in the offices of a tyrannical auctioneer. Fed up with his unpleasant behaviour they give up their jobs and determine to set out for British Columbia. To get there they must take passage in a ship going round the Horn, and up to San Francisco. Then they have to make their way further up the coast to their destination. On the way they encounter various characters, some good and honourable,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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A group of people from a British ship have gone ashore to stretch their legs, when enemies approach, the ship's boat retreats to the ship and they are left stranded ashore. The book deals with their efforts to find what they hope will be civilisation in the capital of the Island of Madagascar, which is something like the size of France. Unfortunately the reigning Queen has a hatred of Christianity which had been brought to the Island by missionaries some forty years before. Our heroes find...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Fugitives, Tyrant, Queen, Madagascar, PDF, HTML, djvu, prc, fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by "Captain" Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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The story starts in the city of St. Louis, towards the end of the summer of some year in the nineteenth century. Reid collects together a group of six men who would pay to take part in an expedition, camping and hunting, into the prairies. They take with them a couple of paid men, professionals who would give them very necessary guidance. They all make a pact that they would each tell a round of tales around the camp fire, such stories to be amusing and instructive. Reid himself is something of...
Topics: Athelstane, Mayne, Reid, Hunters, Feast, PDF, TXT, HTML, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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Starting with excuses, this book was rather hard to transcribe to digital format. It was unevenly printed on a rather rough paper, so that many words were hard to read, even to the naked eye. Several of the characters in the book spoke in their own dialect or with a heavy foreign accent, so that many of the words in the book were not words in the English language. And if that were not all the copy used was somewhat spotted. But we seem to have come though those trials, and we present a very...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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Strictly speaking this book is a free translation by Reid (1818-1883) of an earlier (1851) book by the Frenchman Luis de Bellemare (pseudonym of Gabriel Ferry, 1809-1852), "Costal l'Indien." The subject is the 1811-1812 Mexican War of Independence from Spain. Reid, having fought in the Mexican-American War of the 1850s, and having written books about the subject, would have wanted to make this excellent book available to an English-speaking readership, and his translation was...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Tiger, Hunter, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century. You will find it worth listening to, or reading, and I recommend it. It has been very hard to find anything...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the coastal parts of Africa were of course well-known, and in any of the territories round the coasts there were European officials, such as consuls, and European traders. This becomes very apparent as you read this book, as many of the travels described involve sorties from an existing European base. On the other hand the very sources of the various major rivers were not on the map, and the object of many of the travellers was to find these sources,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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This is a collection of short stories and articles, mostly about boys at school. There are four groups of these stories: seven about a school called Parkhurst, detailing major events such as matches and boat races. The second section consists of eleven discourses on different types of boy, such as "The Sneak". The third section contains twelve stories about boys who have played their part in English History, such as the two young "Princes in the Tower", Dick Whittington,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is a really extraordinary book, especially when you consider that the author was the first to write in the Wild West genre, and was also no mean naturalist. It is true that he did write a few books with a sea setting, much like those by other nautical authors. But this book, although the setting for most of the book is inside the cargo hold of a merchant vessel, doesn't really fit into any of Reid's usual genres. The young hero is a very little lad, no more than four feet high. He has...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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Another vintage Kingston book, this time with a background of the 1650s, when Cromwell and the Roundheads were in power. With acknowledgement to Chamber’s Biographical Dictionary we read: Blake, Robert (1599-1657) English naval commander, the son of a merchant. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he continued his father's business and led the life of a quiet country gentleman until he was 40. Returned for Bridgwater in 1640 to the short Parliament, he cast in his lot with the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Elliott O'Donnell
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Elliott O'Donnell Haunted Churches Quality Press Ltd. 1939 Contains Rolls-Royce bookplate with signatures Acrobat 7 Pdf 37.0 Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option
Topics: Ghost, Phantom, Spectre, Spirit, Haunting, Poltergeist, Apparition, Church, Abbey
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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The text forms of this book, and the description are not yet ready. REID, Thomas Mayne (1818-83). Irish writer of boys' stories, born in Ballyroney, County Down. In 1840 he emigrated to New Orleans, settled as a journalist in Philadelphia (1843), and served in the US army during the Mexican war (1847), where he was severely wounded. Returning to Britain in 1849, he settled down to a literary life in London. His vigorous style and hairbreadth escapes delighted his readers. Among his books, many...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, War, Trail, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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A young private, Penton Gray, known as Pen, is injured during an engagement in the Peninsular War. When he comes to he finds that the boy bugler, Punch, from his regiment, is lying injured close by. The British troops are near, but the area where the boys are is occupied by the French, who are the enemy. The boys need to recover from their wounds, and then to get back to their regiment. They have numerous adventures, and meet several people who help them, including the deposed Spanish King....
Topics: Athelstane, George, Manville, Fenn, Tention, HTML, PDF
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
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Although this story is written in fairly simple language it is strangely difficult to follow. The setting is that of one man, an old ship's officer, telling another of the same a long story. The language slides between the two men, lighting pipes, making and answering comments, and so forth, and then back into the detail of the story, and sometimes deeper still, into conversations that take place in the story. This has its effect on the use of quotation signs. This is the hardest part of this...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Elliott O'Donnell
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
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This book is a little different from most of the others from this author. The cast of the story are just a shade older than we are used to in Vaizey books, and there is no one who is afflicted with a disabling disease, such as the author herself suffered from. I suppose you could describe the setting as the upper-class Mayfair set. The scene opens in the house of a tidy old spinster, living in a tidy little seaside town, in a row of large houses of similar people, sharing private access to a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
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A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats. They are rescued by a vessel that turns out to be a pirate...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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Kingston seems to be quite good at writing about South America. One wonders why he is so anti-Spanish, but as he was brought up living in Portugal this may have something to do with the matter. We are taken on a tour round Venezuela (that's the country on the north of South America, that has lots of oil, and whose main waterway is the Orinoco). So there is a change of location from New Granada and Peru, but we have the same problems with Indians, Spanish troops, boa constrictors, and other...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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It is in the middle of the sixteenth century, and in Spain, where the Inquisition, and subsequent torturing and burning to death by the Catholic of those who would not agree to its tenets, is getting under way. An Archbishop calls at the house of a former friend of his, a woman who had refused him in love. The woman is the widow of a great nobleman. The Archbishop is chatting to his former friend's daughter, and is thinking how like the child is to what she had been. Unfortunately the child...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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This is a rather famous book about life in a boys' boarding school. We start off with the entry to the school of a little new boy, not quite eleven years old, who also happens to have an older brother in the school. We learn about the school at the same time as little Steevie does. Steevie is appointed to be the fag of one Loman, and as the story unfolds we begin to see life through the eyes of the older boy. There is an interesting moment when Steevie refuses to do the work of fag to Loman,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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If this story is about a ghost ship, it certainly is a haunting one. So much happens in the book that just does not normally happen in books, such as a burning at the stake in an auto-da-fe. Uncanny characters keep turning up, in the form of a strange-eyed pilot, a local priest far from the diocese in which he should be working, and of course the Phantom Ship itself, each of its appearances presaging some fresh disaster. I have had people write to me to complain that this book is not suitable...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. She was at first a most unwilling prisoner, but gradually an instinct for...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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As per the title, the story revolves round the cliffs of the north shore of Devon, in South West England. It is 1752. There are three local teenage boys, who are all boarders at the nearby Barnstaple Grammar School. It is the summer holidays. Bob Chowne is the son of a local doctor, and is a bit cross in his manner; Bigley Uggleston is the son of a local fisherman (or smuggler), and is a very pleasant-mannered boy; while Sep Duncan, the "I" of the story, is the son of Arthur John...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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The book, quite a long one, is concerned with the adventures of a boy, Walter Heathfield, and of his sister Emily. They appear on the scene in chapter one, in rather a dramatic fashion, as they are rescued from a sinking ship, along with their dying father, moments before the ship finally vanishes. On reaching London their relations are traced, but none appear at all interested in them, except for Uncle Tom, who has but little money, and who unfortunately dies before the chapter is done, of a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This long and at times very amusing story starts off with the sighting of a barque under full sail in mid-Pacific, and wearing the Chilian flag upside down. For a vessel to wear its ensign inverted is a known sign of distress, so that the British naval vessel that sights her has to try to board her, to render assistance. But the barque is a good sailer, and does not reduce her sail or heave-to. She appears to have only two men on board, rather strangely dressed in reddish fur clothing. How this...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This is the second book about the strange vessel, the "Flying Fish", that can travel on the surface of the waters, or below them, and that can rise in the air to a great height, and travel to great distances. All this is achieved by the fact that the vessel is made of the novel metal aethereum, which is lighter than air, and that the power is produced by another novel source. These two books place Collingwood among the very first authors to explore the science-fiction genre, which...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This was one of the first books that the prolific author Ballantyne wrote. After he had come back from his early work in Canada with the Hudson Bay Company, and written his three books in that setting, he wrote an adventure story, "The Coral Island", about three boys who find themselves cast away on a coral island in the Pacific. That book was extremely popular, and was certainly in print for over a hundred years. This book has the same three boys, now grown into young men, as the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Richard Archer, Christopher Romaunt, pseudonyms for James F. Bowman, died 1883
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The first American edition was in 1851, and the first British one 1852. James F. Bowman was a Californian journalist, and a very talented one. Eric Quayle, in his book "Ballantyne the Brave" holds that Ballantyne would certainly have read this book at a time, early in his literary career, when he was looking for inspiration for "The Coral Island", which he had contracted to write for Nelsons, the publishers, as the first British edition of "The Island Home" had...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is certainly not a very long book, being about a half to a third of most books of this genre. It starts off with a group of people in a ship's boat, the ship itself having foundered in a typhoon in the Celebes sea. The ship's captain and his two children, the Irish ship's carpenter, and the Malay pilot, are all that finally come to shore, though when the book starts there are a body that has to be thrown overboard, and a seaman who has gone mad and who throws himself there. Thereafter we...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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In this nautical book Marryat leads us much more closely into the horrors of naval warfare. The story opens with the hanging of a man who had been a ring-leader in the Mutiny of the Nore, which had affected practically all of the fleet. The way in which the prisoner is tortured before the hanging is pretty gruesome. Later on, we are taken into the cock-pit during a battle, the place where the ship's surgeon performed amputations of severely wounded limbs, with no anaesthetic, of course; and we...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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This was one of the first books that Mayne Reid wrote. Its action takes place in a central part of North America, designated a Desert. Some people set out to travel in this central desert, when they somewhat lose their way. Luckily they eventually spot the light of a farm-house, where they knock and receive hospitality. Their kind host and his family then explain to them how they came to live where they do, and what a lovely place it is. Reid is very knowledgeable about animals and also plants....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is not quite your usual style of book by Mayne Reid. We are used to books about the Mexican War, and similar topics, books where there are plenty of words and expressions in Mexican-Spanish. In this book there are equally plenty of words and expressions in Africaans, the variety of Dutch spoken originally by the Boers (Boors in ths book), the Dutch farmers. The book is a very good introduction to the animals, both mammals and birds, of South Africa. The snakes get a mention, too. Several...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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The 17-year old Sir Richard Frayne, Baronet, and his cousin Mark, are both at a coach for the Army exam, after which, if successful, they would join the Army as officers. But Mark is seen to be a cad and liar, and there is a fight between them, Mark being apparently dead. Dick, who is a good musician, goes off with his flute in its case, intending to make his way to a city where there is an Army barracks and a Naval port, presumably Chatham, since we are in Kent. He had intended to cross a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by "Captain" Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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This is another excellent book by the inventor of the Wild West genre. Set in South America, in Paraguay, the hero and his band of friends have many an adventure, just in the course of one voyage, or undertaking. They frequently get themselves into dangerous and risky situations, but always by their superior bush-craft manage to get themselves out of them after having practically died, or at least having seen their horses die. This is a good book, a vintage one from the Victorian era. The...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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This is good book, well written, and interesting throughout. It starts off at sea, aboard the Susan Jane, when a piece of floating wreckage is seen. A body is found on it, that of a boy of fifteen or so, badly injured, and struck dumb, and apparently unaware of what is going on. Yet when Seth, one of the men on board, is in danger, the boy springs to his aid. When they get to America it is time for the vessel to have a full refit, so some of the crew and the only passenger, Mr. Rawlings,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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Gallant actions by the British Navy during the reign of Queen Victoria. This book was originally written by Kingston quite early on in his career as a writer. As he died in 1880 he predeceased the Queen by quite a few years. The book was bought up to date, including we believe some input by George Henty, the writer of numerous books for boys, who had been a friend of Kingston’s. So this edition presses on a quarter of a century beyond Kingston’s death. Much the same can be said about the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Elliott O'Donnell
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Elliott O'Donnell The Midnight Hearse & more Ghosts Foulsham 1965 Acrobat 7 Pdf 22.6 Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a standard Kingston book, with adventures this time shore-based in Africa, which, at the time of the story, the early nineteenth century, was largely unknown. The two young men sail as supercargoes, a post which at that time existed, but which later was to be known a ship's clerk. The job of a supercargo was to be in charge of where in the vessel each item of cargo was stored, so that on arrival at its destination it could be quickly and easily found. Of course in those days, as...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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The scene opens with the marriage of one of a pair of sisters, and her departure for North America. The other sister is left feeling very much at a loss, but she hits on the idea of renting a small London flat in a poor area, making herself look like a very elderly woman, and finding acts of kindness to do for her neighbours. She takes the name of Miss Harding. However the married sister's marriage founders, and she comes back to England. Both the sisters rent a nice place in the country and...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by "Captain" Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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This was one of the first books that Mayne Reid wrote. Its action takes place in a central part of North America, designated a Desert. Some people set out to travel in this central desert, when they somewhat lose their way. Luckily they eventually spot the light of a farm-house, where they knock and receive hospitality. Their kind host and his family then explain to them how they came to live where they do, and what a lovely place it is. Reid is very knowledgeable about animals and also plants....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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There is no doubt that John Hutcheson was a talented writer of books for teenagers. Most of his books were about the sea, but few of them were as well-written as this one. What is meant here is that his English style is very good, even when he brings in characters whose command of English is less perfect; and also that he drives his characters from one gripping situation to another. The hero, Martin Leigh, is the son of a brave British Naval officer, who was killed in Africa when the boy is...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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The following is taken with acknowledgements from Chambers Dictionary of Biography, about the subject of this book. Pierre Dominique Toussaint l'Ouverture (1746-1803). Haitian black revolutionary leader (the surname derives from his bravery in once making a breach in the ranks of the enemy). Born of African slave parents in Haiti, he was freed in 1777. In 1791 he joined the black insurgents, and in 1797 was made commander-in-chief in the island by the French Convention. He drove out British and...
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